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Irelia20150604

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Chinese
Source: Why Are School Uniforms And Dress Codes Still Around? | HuffPost

“I wore a uniform starting in kindergarten through when I went to college — and I absolutely loved it. I definitely see both sides of the argument. During adolescence, there’s so much for teenagers to think about and so much that they’re experiencing. It’s really nice to have an equalizer.
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Hi everyone! How should I understand "equalizer" here?
 
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    Something that makes people equal, in this case a school uniform. Without a uniform, richer children would be able to wear smarter or more trendy clothes, for example.
     
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